- FINAL CLASSIFICATION 53/53 - HAM, VET, MAS, BOT, RAI, PER, HUL, RIC, ERI, KVY, SAI, VES, NAS, BUT, STE, MEH,
- Grosjean, Maldonado, Alonso and Rosberg - RETIREMENTS
- Hamilton wins
- Rosberg engine failure on lap 52
- Kimi stalls at the start
Not as entertaining as Hungary, but a good race nonetheless. Kimi will be gutted after stalling at the start, but entertained the fans with a gritty drive up the field to fifth place. Ricciardo salvaged a point from the last row.
The Tifosi will be delighted to have a car on the podium and I am sure they are delighted to have former Ferrari man Massa on the podium as well, he could get the loudest cheer of the three.
Rosberg crash has given him a mountain to climb in the Drivers' Championship, but he has seven races in which to make up lost ground and he will have an advantage of a fresh upgraded engine for next race.
It's goodbye Europe for this season, and next up is the glamourous Singapore Grand Prix on 20 September.
Massa sounds delighted, tells his team that he is too old for battles such as the one with his teammate on the last laps. But in response they tell him this is just the start. Haha! Amazing
Hamilton demands answers from the team after they told him there could be problems. Toto Wolff keeps mum on the topic, admits it's a secret.
Rosberg's car continues smoking, as Vettel thanks the team. Riccardo manages a point after starting on the last row.
Vettel takes second, Massa, a crowd favourite from his Ferrari days takes third ahead of Bottas
LAP 53/53 - Bottas and Massa separated by a tenth, the Finn is right under his gearbox
LAP 52/53 - Hamilton continues to push, as Vettel's second looks safe. Massa and Bottas battling for third now.
LAP 51/53 - Rosberg's engine has given way. FIRE!! He has been using this engine from Canada.
LAP 50/53 - Kimi passes Perez, as Rosberg closes in on Vettel. 3 Laps to go!!
Hamilton has flat spooted his tyres, in his attempt to build a big gap.
LAP 46/53 - Alonso and Button battling for 15th place, McLaren will be waiting for a non-power friendly circuit.
LAP 46/53 - Vettel stuck behind Verstappen for a long time, Rosberg making up a lot of time. Kimi is just over a second behind Perez.
LAP 45/53 - Rosberg chasing Vettel, Kimi chasing Perez, should be a good close to the race. 8 laps to go!
LAP 45/53 - Vettel being caught by Rosberg, will the tyres come into play, or the Mercedes' just too fast.
LAP 43/53 - Hamilton has been supreme yet again. Is there anyone, who can beat him in this form?
LAP 41/53 - Rosberg now just 3.5 seconds behind Vettel. Hulkenburg complains to his team about various issues currently in his car.
LAP 39/53 - Vettel calls for blue flags as he laps Nasr, Verstappen next up. Kimi is visibly closing in on Perez, half a second a lap.
LAP 38/53 - Vettel coming to back markers. Another point to note on the tyres is Rosberg's tyre is seven laps older than the Ferrari ahead of him
LAP 36/53 - Kimi is closing in on Perez, as Hamilton sets another fastest lap to extend his lead over Vettel to 20 seconds.
LAP 35/53 - Rosberg is catching Vettel, as he is told that his compatriot's tyres could drop off earlier than the rest.
LAP 34/53 - Kimi is now past Ericsson and Hulkenburg, Perez is next up the road about eight seconds ahead
LAP 32/53 - Hamilton is cruising, sets a fastest lap. Rosberg is setting some quick times as well.
LAP 30/53 - Ricciardo in for his first stop. Soft tyres on his car. Kimi is lining up Ericsson, with Hulk just ahead.